Monday, February 19, 2018

Missouri Star Quilt Blocks

Having fun making one of Missouri Star's quilt patterns called Checkerboard. I am using a jelly roll of yellows, batik greens and fun blues from Laurel Birch Designs.  Then I am using a light gray for background and a medium gray for the sashing. I have enough fabric to make at least 2 nice sized quilts especially with the perfect border fabric that just came into the shop last Friday. Ellen set aside 5 yards for me. Pics will come later.

FYI: Laurel Birch jelly rolls, charm packs and layer cakes are available at Quilts at the Marshall House.

The block. 9 inch finished.

One row of blocks done so far. All the cutting is done and was easy with jelly rolls. Blocks sew up fast.

Picture of the Checkerboard quilt is on the cover of one of the latest Missouri Star books.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Fresh Picked by Blackbird Designs

My version of one of Blackbird Designs more recent books, Fresh Picked, is greatly reduced. After getting started I found too many others things I wanted to make so this 9 block top became a 1 block wall hanging. It is going on the frame today to begin quilting.

My choice of fabrics are nothing like the designers but do love their big pieces for needleturn applique.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Freckles from Make Wall Quilts

 Freckles is the name of this wall quilt using just scraps. I hand appliqued the "freckles" but they could be fused and sewn by machine just as well. This is hanging in the quilt shop right now until I decide where to hang in my home.
     The book, Make Wall Quilts, has 11 different wall quilt patterns from a variety of popular designers.

I chose straight line random boxes to quilt just the background and quilted around each "freckle". Just love the variety of fabrics and textures.

Not many good pattern books for only $15 and this one is a keeper. Hmm...what to do next?????